Steamboat Geyser Just Set All-Time Record for Eruptions
It’s been the most active year ever at Yellowstone’s Steamboat Geyser.
Geyser Times just reported the most recent eruption, which is the 33rd for 2019 so far. The previous record of 32, which was set in 2018, as reported by Newsweek.
The bigger question is what does the record activity at Steamboat Geyser mean? Does this mean the Yellowstone super volcano is more likely to erupt?
USA Today reports that the USGS says no.
They said geysers are supposed to erupt and it’s not likely connected to the super volcano.
Scientists pointed out we only have records dating back to the 1980’s which is not a lot of data compared to the thousands of years it’s been since the last Yellowstone eruption.